Tuesday, April 6, 2010

More on Donald Berwick

President Obama's nominee for the head of the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS). Policy types are excited and encouraged about him in this role, and the job typically exists and is carried out in the minutiae of the health policy world. Given the passage of reform, his confirmation hearings in the Senate will be far more public, and he doesn't have experience as a politician, as Kathleen Sebelius, a former Governor who is now the Secretary of Health and Human Services has. There is lots of detailed policy making to be done at CMS, and hopefully the confirmation hearings will get going soon.

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